The way in which we govern our country is constantly evolving, reflecting an ever changing political landscape and how we see ourselves represented within that.
In this major three part series - produced by teams from across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - James Naughtie considers the impact of devolution, exploring how it changed the face of British politics forever.
In the first episode, James Naughtie discovers that devolved power has not always been considered so desirable.
Throughout the series we take a look at the successes and failures of devolution and cast ahead to how Brexit will change the makeup of Britain once again.
James Naughtie speaks with leading politicians to build a comprehensive perspective of the devolution decades.
James Naughtie begins his exploration of the Devolution Decades.